Monday, August 03, 2015

Monday, August 03, 2015 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
Via Bustle we have discovered this infographic which of of Book-Themed Desserts. Jane Eyre is associated with a seed cake:

The origin of this pairing is this post on BlogHer of a Caraway Seed Cake for Jane Eyre:
In one of the first bright spots in the novel Miss Temple invites Helen and Jane for tea, and shows the young girls true kindness: “[...] she got up, unlocked a drawer, and taking from it a parcel wrapped in paper, disclosed presently to our eyes a good-sized seed-cake. "(...)
 According to Andrea Broomfield in her book Food and Cooking In Victorian England: A History, seed cakes originated in East Anglia in the 16th Century where they were traditionally served during the harvest time. Caraway seeds were also thought to aid in digestion, so this cake was served after large meals. It became most popular during the Victorian age and was frequently served with tea. It was usually flavored with some kind of spirit, such as Madeira wine or brandy, was nicknamed a “keeping cake” because it didn’t spoil easily. 
If  you want to more more about the cake, ingredients, recipe, etc. check the post. And, if your taste is more on the mince pies (also mentioned on the novel) you can read The Little Library Café.


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